Signing Up to Be a Dasher?

We are accepting dasher sign ups for the following modes of transportation: car, scooter, motorcycle, and bicycle!

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Delivery Pay

Delivery pay is calculated as $1 + 100% of tip + pay boost. The pay boost amount will vary based on a variety of factors including the complexity of the order, distance to the restaurant, and orders you place yourself. Through our tests, we found that most Dashers will earn more money on average with this new model. For more information regarding the New Dasher Pay Model, please visit our Dasher Pay Model FAQs page.

Early Access

Early Access is a program that allows qualified Dashers to schedule dashes up to 6 days in advance. Currently the default number of days Dashers can schedule ahead is 5 days, so Early Access Dashers can schedule one day earlier than the rest of the Dasher community.

Learn more about how Early Access works and how you can qualify here.


Know someone who could be a great dasher? Dashers earn extra money for every dasher they refer, so send in-app invites to your friends and have them apply using your unique referral link! Referrals can differ by submarket and change periodically. To be eligible for a submarket's referral bonus, your last delivery opportunity before sending out your unique referral link must have been in that submarket.

Below is a list of current referrals by submarket:

  • San Francisco: $750 for referrer, $100 for new Dasher - new Dasher must complete 120 deliveries within 60 days of completing the online application.
  • North Bay: $750 for referrer, $100 for new Dasher - new Dasher must complete 120 deliveries within 60 days of completing the online application.
  • South Bay: $750 for referrer, $100 for new Dasher - new Dasher must complete 120 deliveries within 60 days of completing the online application.
  • Peninsula: $750 for referrer, $100 for new Dasher - new Dasher must complete 120 deliveries within 60 days of completing the online application.
  • East Bay: $750 for referrer, $100 for new Dasher - new Dasher must complete 120 deliveries within 60 days of completing the online application.
  • Central Valley: $50 for referrer, $25 for new Dasher - new Dasher must complete 50 deliveries within 50 days of completing the online application.

San Francisco & North Bay submarkets

Office Locations & Hours

San Francisco

33 Rausch Street, #33B
San Francisco, CA

Please only ring bell for unit #B
(Right hand side of porch)


Monday to Saturday: 10:00AM to 6:30PM
Wednesday: 1:00PM to 8:30PM
Sunday: Closed
Closed 12:45pm to 1:15PM for Lunch

North Bay

There is no office in North Bay. Active Dashers can visit the San Francisco office or contact support for assistance. New Dashers applying online will be able to complete the orientation process online and get a Dasher starter kit mailed to them.

Starting Points

San Francisco
• SF - San Francisco

North Bay
• NB - Sausalito / Mill Valley / San Rafael
• NB - Fairfield/Vacaville
• NB - Vallejo/Benecia

South Bay & Peninsula submarkets

Office Locations & Hours

Foster City
1291 East Hillsdale Boulevard, Suite #209
Foster City, CA
CLOSED Monday March 5th due to sudden illness


Mon-Sat: 10:00AM to 6:30PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM-5:30PM
Sunday: Closed
Closed 2:00PM to 2:30PM for Lunch

Santa Clara/Sunnyvale

1257B Oakmead Parkway
Sunnyvale, Ca. 94085
(Next door to big sign that says "DENTIST")
Please do not park directly in front of the dental office


Mon-Sun: 10:00AM to 6:30PM
Weds: 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Closed 2:00PM to 2:30PM for Lunch

San Jose

New San Jose location coming soon


(Office door will say "Regus" when you exit the elevator, please follow instructions from reception on how to find the DoorDash office.)

Santa Clara
Office is permanently closed

2060 Walsh Ave,  Suite #115
Santa Clara, CA

Starting Points

PEN - Daly City / South San Francisco
•  PEN - San Mateo / Burlingame / Belmont 
•  PEN - Palo Alto / Redwood City
•  PEN - Mountain View / Sunnyvale 

South Bay
SB - Cupertino / Campbell / Los Gatos
• SB - Santa Clara
• SB - San Jose
• SB - Morgan Hill / Gilroy

East Bay Submarket

Office Locations & Hours

225 West Winton Avenue, #209
Hayward, CA


Monday-Saturday: 10:00AM to 6:30PM
Weds: 10:00AM-5:30PM
Sunday: Closed
Closed 2:00PM to 2:30PM for Lunch

If parking lot lobby door is locked after 5pm or on weekends, ring doorbell and someone will come down to let you in

2488 MLK Junior Way
Berkeley, CA

Monday-Sunday: 10:00AM to 6:30PM
Weds: 10:00AM-5:30PM
Closed 2:00PM to 2:30PM for Lunch

3125 Clayton Road Suite, #203
Concord, CA
(Back parking lot, use side entrance only. Please do not enter lawyer's offices.)

Monday-Sunday: 10:00AM to 6:30PM
Weds: 10:00AM-5:30PM
Closed 2:00PM to 2:30PM for Lunch

Starting Points

• EB - Oakland / Berkeley / Alameda
• EB - Walnut Creek / Concord / Lamorinda
• EB - Fremont / Union City / Hayward / Castro Valley
• EB - Dublin / Pleasanton / San Ramon
• EB - Milpitas

Sacramento Submarket

Office Locations & Hours

3807 Pasadena Ave Suite #100, Sacramento, CA

(Rear of building, ground floor)


Monday: 9AM, 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 4 PM, 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9AM, 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 4 PM, 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 5 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 4 PM, 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM, 12 PM, 3:30 PM, 5 PM


Starting Points

• SAC - Citrus Heights/Folsom
• SAC - Roseville /Rocklin /Granite Bay
• SAC - Downtown/South Natomas
• SAC - Carmichael/Rancho Cordova
• SAC - Elk Grove
• SAC - Davis

Central Valley Submarket

Starting Points

  • CV - Modesto
  • CV - Tracy / Manteca
  • CV - Stockton

Fresno Submarket (coming 4/18)

Starting Points

  • FRES - West Fresno
  • FRES - East Fresno
  • FRES - Downtown Fresno

DoorDash Drive Orders

A guaranteed minimum is displayed upfront for every Drive order. You will earn base pay + 100% of tips received by DoorDash from the merchant or the customer. If the base pay + tip is less than the guaranteed minimum offered, you will receive the guaranteed minimum amount. If the base pay + tip is greater than the guaranteed minimum, you will receive base pay + tip.

We are excited to announce upcoming extra pay and changes to make Drive earnings more fair for different types of deliveries. 

Drive On-Time Extra Pay

As long as you arrive in the delivery window - from 20 minutes early to on time - you may be eligible to receive these extra earnings. You’ll see this on the preassign, accept, and earnings pages.

Toll Earnings

If the suggested route crosses a toll boundary, you will receive additional earnings. Note that the amount of this additional earning is determined by market and is based on average toll rates; it is not specifically tied to the toll that you pay on a given delivery. The estimated fare will be automatically added to the base pay for eligible deliveries.

Long Distance Earnings

You will now receive additional earnings for deliveries that span longer than average distances. While average mileage and qualifying deliveries will vary by market, this should make earnings for long distance deliveries more fair and consistent. You will have all of the information about the delivery earnings and whether a delivery qualifies for additional long distance earnings before you accept it.  If a delivery opportunity does not state up front that it qualifies for additional long distance earnings, it does not qualify.

Advanced Tipping

Customers will now only tip in advance, rather than upon delivery. You’ll still get 100% of tips received by DoorDash from the merchant or the customer, but you will no longer need to present a paper receipt to your customer. Because tipping will now only be done in advance, we will no longer accept tips provided after the delivery via paper receipt.

We’re always exploring ways to improve the Dasher experience, and look forward to your feedback.

Dasher Deactivations

Please see the Deactivation Policy here for more information. Dashers who do not meet the minimum requirements below may be subject to deactivation.

Minimum Customer Rating: 4.5

Minimum Completion Rate: 80%

For more information on your ratings, please visit our Dasher Ratings FAQs here.

Alcohol Delivery

At times, you may get orders containing alcoholic beverages.  The following information is intended to help you lawfully deliver alcohol.  Please note that you could be held liable if you deliver alcohol to a minor or someone who is visibly intoxicated, so it's important that you follow this process fully to protect yourself and the customer.


When an order contains alcohol, the law requires you to verify the age of the customer before you hand over the alcohol.  You can only deliver alcohol if the customer is 21 years of age or older.

To verify age, ask the customer to see a valid ID.  Check every customer’s ID every time, even if the customer clearly appears to be over 21.  A valid ID must include a photograph and date of birth.  For example, acceptable forms of ID may include:  

  • A valid driver's license issued by federal, state, county, or municipal government.

  • A valid passport.

  • An identification card issued by the Armed Forces of the United States that contains the name, date of birth, description, and picture of the person.

Next, make sure the ID is not invalid or fake:

  1. Check the expiration date.  Do not accept an ID that is expired.
  2. Ask to remove the ID from the wallet.
  3. Compare the customer at the door to the photo in the ID.  Examine facial features: are the height, eye shape, ear and nose shape or placement similar?  Ignore weight, hair and makeup as these may change.
  4. Feel the edges of the ID - a legitimate ID will have smooth, uniform edges.  A fake ID may have rougher edges and perhaps may be coming apart.
  5. Look for glue lines or bumpy or uneven surfaces. A real ID’s surface should be consistent.


Do not deliver alcohol if the customer is visibly intoxicated. The dictionary defines intoxication as the condition of being drunk.

Here are some steps to help determine if a person is intoxicated.  

  1. Physical Signs of Intoxication
  2. Look for glassy or bloodshot eyes.  Also look for droopy eyes or if someone clearly has difficulty keeping their eyes open.
  3. Notice how the person smells.  If you notice that the person’s breath or clothes smell of alcohol, this may be an effective tell-tale sign of intoxication.
  4. Watch for impaired motor function.  Intoxicated people can’t perform normal tasks in the same way they would if they were sober.  If someone is having trouble walking in a straight line or is fumbling with objects, this may be a sign that they are intoxicated.

Signs of Behavioral Intoxication

  1. Look for a person’s inhibitions becoming lowered.  Some people who are visibly intoxicated exhibit louder behavior than usual or may make inappropriate comments.
  2. Watch out for a person that is slurring their speech.
  3. Notice if someone is speaking slower or faster than usual.


Do NOT, under any circumstances, deliver alcohol to the following locations:

  1. Public or private school (K-12) (e.g. an elementary school);
  2. College campus (e.g. a frat house);
  3. Prison, reformatory, veterans’ home, or state capitol grounds;
  4. Locker or similar package storage service (e.g. a storage facility); or
  5. Business that sells alcohol (e.g. liquor store).

Lastly, use your judgment.  If you have any doubts about the ID, the customer, or encounter a situation in which it does not seem reasonable to deliver alcohol (e.g. there is a party with minors present), do not complete delivery and contact support.